(In card games for two players, e.g., piquet) the player who is the first to receive a complete hand, i.e., the player dealt to.
- For elder hand, this will often determine all 7 cards to keep.
- The Elder hand exchanges his cards first, so he has the advantage here.
- he looks at them he must show them to the elder hand, after the elder has named the suit he will lead first, or has led a card.
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